[Members] Consultants

David Banes dbanes at cleartext.com
Mon Jul 25 14:27:09 UTC 2011


On 25/07/2011, at 3:17 PM, Dave Cridland wrote:

> I've been asked today for someone I can recommend for consultancy, again. As usual, my first step was to think of people I know whose skills fit, and who might be available, and it got me thinking...
> 
> 1) We have lists for clients, servers, and libraries - should we have one for consultants, too?

I think we used to have a list of XMPP service providers, if we still have this or can resurrect it then yes a list of consultants works :) 

> 
> 2) If we did, should this list be restricted to members who are available for consultancy? (A perk of membership, if you like).

+1 on that

> 
> 3) Or, should we have a directory of members, which could list people as consultants, provide links to businesses and projects, as well as providing contact details for members?
> 

This makes sense as well especially given my earlier email on XSF members and 'social graphs'.

> (FWIW, this was also partly sparked by my realisation that although I've an XSF group in my roster, it has only 35 people in, instead of everyone).

Same here, but only 3, no in fact if I group some Facebook people in as well there are more :)

> 
> Dave.
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